Train fare for the elderly and children 【Short article】

If you are a child or an elderly person, you may be wondering if the travel fare will be cheaper! The author, who has lived in Japan for 30 years, checked the discount status of overseas travelers ^^

Senior citizens

Unfortunately, it is often not targeted at travelers. However, there is a possibility that the driver etc. will be careful and make it cheaper.
In many cases, it seems only if the elderly living in the area applied in advance.



Free for children under 6 years old. You can pass through the entrance gate without a ticket.

Children aged 6 to 12 can buy a child’s ticket (half price). At the ticket machine, press the button for children to purchase.


Some buses are half price and some are not. Buses running in the city are usually half the price. On the other hand, sightseeing buses may not be half price.

Both trains and buses are visually judged to be children.

For children who look like adults, you may be asked for their age. At that time, it’s okay to say that you are under 12 years old.

“Under 12 years old”[Junisai-ika-desu] Can be pronounced as.

Speaking in Japanese, I think you’ll be convinced!

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